Fates of the Element
Dessarin Valley is situated between the Raven Lake and the High Forest. It is home to a diverse range of folk, although most inhabitants were either humans or halflings. The main industry of the Dessarin Valley is agriculture and it plays a very large part in produce for the Larance and Great Pines areas.
In -4420 DR, the shield dwarf kingdom of Besilmer was founded. Besilmer was a very atypical dwarf kingdom, built above ground with fields and pastures to support it. For years, Besilmer flourished but then fell under attack by giants and trolls. This led to the construction of Tyar-Besil, an underground city. Besilmer fell a century after its construction. Ruins from the kingdom still stood in 1491 DR, most notably the Stone Bridge that spanned the Dessarin River; and, although in poor condition, the ruins known as the Halls of the Hunting Axe.
In 893 DR, the Knights of the Silver Hand discovered the ruins of Tyar-Besil. The knights set up strongholds in the ruins but came under attack by Urikar Dragstone, King of the orcs. This led to Dessarin Valley being dragged into the Orcblood War.